Year 3 Homework

Week 12: 30 June 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Monday 29 June 2020 by Mr Owen


The Captain has left you this message.

Today, you must prove your knowledge of the pirate ship by putting labels on a diagram and matching the names of ship parts to the correct definition. The sheets are here.


Y4: Yesterday’s answers are here. Mr Wilks has set this.

Y3 (and Y4 if you want to!)

Help One Eye find the treasure on this island using your knowledge of coordinates.

If you need a reminder of how to use coordinates, watch this video from the Captain.


One Eye Owen demands that you design a new pirate flag for him. He wants three designs, not one! Use this sheet to help you.

Optional extra tasks:

  • Create a model of the pirate ship – you could use egg boxes, cereal boxes, empty bottles, kitchen roll tubes, Lego, or papier mache, or whatever else you want to!
  • Draw a pirate. There are some good examples online, including on the BBC.

Email the Captain some of your work on

Week 12: 29 June 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Sunday 28 June 2020 by Mr Owen

Hi everyone,

We received this message from Captain Owen . It doesn’t look good. We need to get off this planet and return with more help… I just hope we’re not too late!

This week, we’ve got something entirely different planned…

You have been captured by the vicious pirate known as Captain One Eye Owen, the scourge of the seven seas!

He is keeping you captive until he decides what he’ll do with you. In the meantime he will make you work for the gruel he feeds you.


Captain One Eye passes you a beautifully drawn map and asks you to create fact finding questions for the other crew about the facts on it. He says you’ve done this before, so you should know what you’re doing. He says to send your questions to davidowen@spherefederation or he’ll make you walk the plank!

Read and learn more about pirates here, if you want to.


One of Captain One Eye’s rival captains is giving up his captaincy! Using your maths skills, he makes you solve the problems in The Mystery of the Pirate Captain. Each problem gives you a clue that you can use to help you figure out the new captain’s identity.

If you get stuck and need some help, the answers are here– some of the maths in this puzzle are things we haven’t covered yet in Y3, so don’t worry if some of it’s tricky. You can always email me for help if you want!


This week’s spelling tasks are here. Yar!


The captain insists you label the map using the information provided to show where each pirate sailed. He wants to understand his competition!

Don’t forget to also label the oceans and continents too – they’re all proper nouns so will all need capital letters!

Optional extra tasks:


26 June 2020

Posted on Thursday 25 June 2020 by Mr Owen

Today, we’re having a break from space in some subjects.


It’s our Friday book club session. Grab a great book, magazine, comic or other text, sit down somewhere cozy and get stuck in. Talk to people about what you’re reading, sharing favourite bits and your thoughts.


Have a go at today’s challenge on BBC Bitesize.

Don’t forget you can have a go on Guardians: Defenders of Mathletica any time you like!

Science – Space

Find out ten amazing facts about space! You could use BBC Bitesize to help – there are loads of interesting clips and texts to read.

25 June 2020

Posted on Wednesday 24 June 2020 by Mr Owen

Lieutenant Khan arrived at the outpost to find that Sergeant Smith has changed – she doesn’t seem the same. Her legs are much longer and there is a strange squelching sound as she moves. Sometimes, it seems as though she has two rows of teeth.

The Lieutenant has requested emergency assistance! Captain Owen has just set off to help as he suspects the Muntious Aloom is involved. He has asked the UFP for more information on the creature.


We have just received the message from the UFP about the Munctious Aloom – it’s actually a well-known interplanetary monster!

While Cpt Owen goes to attempt to rescue LK and SS, using the fact file from the UFP and the description we received previously, you must create a fact file to send to him, warning him of the dangers he faces and giving him tips on how to defeat the monster.


Help the science team to study the weather on this planet using the data that we have collected. Look at the graphs and answer the questions.


Have a go at the first activity on BBC’s Terrific Scientific DIY: building a rocket!

Mr Wilks has also made this science lesson for us.

Optional extra tasks:

  • Film it or take lots of photos and write up what happened.
  • Write a set of instructions for a friend about how to make the rocket. You could email or post it to them!

24 June 2020

Posted on Tuesday 23 June 2020 by Mr Owen

Sorry – I’d posted this in the Class News page!

Sergeant Smith has just finished up setting the outpost at the hydrogen fields, but we received a worrying message from her that cut off mid-sentence…

Read the message from Sergeant Smith. Captain Owen is concerned about her. What emotions did she feel and what words tell you that?  Complete the table on the second page to help us understand what’s happened.


Help the crew with some fractions calculations.


Keeping fit is vital on this strange planet. Who knows when we’ll be rescued or need to exert ourselves in times of need!

Create a workout plan to keep the crew fit. It must include:

  • five cardiovascular activities (things that make your heart and lungs work hard, like running on the spot or tuck jumps)
  • five muscular activities (things that make your muscles work hard – just your own body weight, such as press ups or sit ups)

Optional extra tasks:

  • Create an exercise video of your space moves!
  • Design a space outpost with different rooms.
  • Use Scratch to make a space game, or create an alien planet on Kodu.

23 June 2020

Posted on Monday 22 June 2020 by Mr Owen

Here’s Captain Owen’s video for today.

Sergeant Smith has set up the outpost near the hydrogen fields and Lieutenant Khan has set off to take more supplies to her.

Along the way, she met a creature that called itself a Munctious Aloom. It looked very scary but, perhaps because Lt Khan had a weapon, it caused no problem. After the encounter, the creature raced off in the direction of the hydrogen deposits.

The UFP has requested a labelled drawing of the unusual creature for its records of the planet, based on this description that Lt Khan has sent us. Don’t forget to label the drawing – this is vital.

Maths: Help the crew calculate various things to help us on our mission to get off this planet!


The UFP has lost their blueprints of our ship design. They need you to send them a labelled diagram that shows everything inside our ship, as well as another showing the outside:

Your task:

Draw and label two versions of our space ship: one showing the inside and one showing the outside. The inside version must include:

  • control room (computers and viewing panels)
  • laboratory (chemicals and equipment)
  • engine room (machinery)
  • weapons room (lasers, equipment, clothing)
  • Planetary Exploration Transport (PET) garage (a small space vehicle for travelling on the surface)

Optional extra tasks:

  • Create a model of the space ship – you could use egg boxes, cereal boxes, empty bottles, kitchen roll tubes etc
  • Draw and label an alien creature from your imagination
  • Create a model of an alien using Playdough, Plasticine or clay

22 June 2020

Posted on Sunday 21 June 2020 by Mr Owen

Hi everyone,

Watch this video to understand this week’s learning… It’s a bit different to normal.


You are on board the Star Ship Moortown when the engine malfunctions. Despite the crew’s best efforts, the ship is forced to land (slightly crashing!) on an unknown planet. Oh no!

The damage done to our ship as we landed is larger than we’d hoped. Our hull (the shell around the ship that protects everything inside) is damaged, and we’re low on hydrogen fuel. Unless we can find iron to repair the hull and more hydrogen to fuel our ship, we’ll never get off the planet to safety.

Luckily, our ship is equipped with a fantastic scanning system so we used it to map the area around our crash site. You can check it out here.

Your task:

Read this planetary information from the United Federation of Planets (UFP) about the planet and what we’ll need to repair our ship. Use the text to create a fact file for Sergeant Smith, who will be setting off on our Planetary Exploration Transport (PET) to set up an outpost near the hydrogen deposits so that we can collect them and use them to fuel our space ship, when it’s repaired. The fact file to complete is included in the planetary information.


Help the crew by calculating various things, including ordering the distances between things on this strange planet.

Here’s the sheet.


Today we’re going to improve our map reading skills. Write down the grid references for the different landmarks and features on the map of the planet. I’ve explained how to do that here.

  • lake
  • giant tree
  • hydrogen deposits
  • iron ore fields
  • cave system entrance
  • mountains

Optional extra tasks:

Have a go at these if you’re looking for something else to do:

  • Make your own map of a planet.
  • Design a space suit of your own with a labelled diagram.
  • Get dressed up as an astronaut or an alien.
  • Write a description of the crash landing.

19 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 18 June 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hello everyone!

Hope you have had a good week! Thanks very much for all your hard work.

It is my last week posting the Year 3 learning as Mr Owen will be back setting you your three tasks from Monday! I’ve really enjoyed being your teacher again for the last few weeks.

Nearly forgot: the blindfolded pianist was Sameeksha!

Today’s learning:

Reading Y3,4 19.06.20

For maths, we’re doing the BBC Friday Challenges again. Remember to have a go at the Year 4 ones if you want a further challenge!

Finally, it’s another week of Andy Goldsworthy’s natural art challenges. Andy Goldsworthy Challenges – Week 3

If the weather’s bad, you can do some observational drawing of something natural: a banana, some flowers, a turnip, your brother. It is up to you! If you fancy doing something different, have a look at these arty videos for some inspiration.

18 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 17 June 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hello Year 3s!

Hope you had a good day yesterday. Did you know who the Times Table Rockstar and football mad classmate is?

It’s Solomon!

Here’s today’s musical mystery classmate:

I can play Ode to Joy on the piano with my eyes closed. 

Do you know who it is?!

Here are yesterday’s answers:

Y3,4 – Wednesday – Grammar – ANSWERS

Here is today’s learning:

Y3,4 18.06.20

Y3 – Thursday – 2d shapes

The final lesson for today is a nonsense poetry lesson from the BBC Daily lessons website. Click here for the link.  If you send me your own nonsense poem, I’ll put it on the website!



17 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 16 June 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hello Year 3s!

Hope you’re okay. Did you guess who the mathematician was from yesterday? It was Noah G! Super job on that Y6 algebra Noah!

Try to work out which of our classmates this is….

This person is currently top of the class when it comes to Times Table Rockstars. He is also football mad and has won man of the match in consecutive matches for his team. 

Here are the answers from yesterday’s learning:

Y3 – Tuesday – 2d shapes – ANSWERS

Here is today’s learning:

Click here for the reading video. Here is the worksheet: Y3,4 17.06.20

Y3 – Wednesday – 3,4,8 times tables

Y3,4 – Wednesday – Grammar